In this snippet, Dr. Kpodonu explains how providing effective healthcare requires learning about new medical technology in order to provide accessible care for more populations in rural areas.
Publish Date: Oct 01, 2020
In this snippet, Dr. Kpodonu explains how providing effective healthcare requires learning about new medical technology in order to provide accessible care for more populations in rural areas. He also discusses the role Big Tech plays in making healthcare more efficient.
Dr Porter New. That's really insightful. And Aziz, we think about, ah, hospitals. I mean, gosh, I my mind just keeps going to the analogy of blockbuster brick and mortar to Netflix streaming. I mean, it just it just feels like with all of the technology that we have and and the willingness of tech companies as well as med device companies, um, and employers wanting more for their health care tear dollar, they're the hospitals of today are going to transform in the short term. Yeah, I think so. I think there's a lot of pressure on hospitals A Z. You know, there's a lot off Major's, um, you know, larger health systems acquiring smaller hospitals on DSO There's gonna be a lot of consolidation off care to, you know, high volume centers for setting procedures and setting, you know, kind off treatments. And it has his positive shin. It's negatives, too, but at the end of the day, I think, you know, with technology, we may also see more patients being treated at home, you know, using what we call with whole monitoring systems, uh, remote monitoring. And so it could be possible that in the future you know most off your care will actually happen at home with all these mirrors in your in your home where you can communicate with a physician where you bite us are, you know, streamed wirelessly miles away and and and so, yes, I think that there's a lot. There's a lot of change that is gonna happen but one of the barriers will have to be, You know, how we pay for it, where they threw, invest or not. And, um, you know, and then insurance, You know, insurance organization are gonna have to be part off that, And so what? It's interesting because when you see big companies like Amazon getting into the drug space into the pharmaceutical space on you see Apple getting into the, you know, into the health care space on you seem Googled, also trying to the same thing. You know, we don't know where all this will end, but I mean where all this will evolve. But but definitely the traditional way off providing health care is going to change